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i used a different tim (kinda)..its copper based anti-seize. this is a working set up. i took the guts out for a different build. all passive cooling..50c pentium d 805

heat sinks too thin, not in the right place to screw directly..that would've been ez

double post too slow
 
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could maybe screw the psu hs direct to the big hs, just drill a couple holes, add some as5 for better heat transfer hehe,
but pretty good job so far, hope the rest goes well.


tim is cu based anti-sieze. screws no can do, psu hs too thin and don't mate up right with big hs. p.s. this is a working case...all passive 50c pentium d 805, my vid card (passive). i pulled the guts for another build.
 
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ah copper-eze, that stuffs great, got a wee tub siting somewhere,
 
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more shitty mods that deserve finalizing...you tell me if i should continue

a sata mod more to come, maybe testing too or article?


4 amp peltier?
 
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is that a tree I see
 
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Here's a bump for a good thread...

I guess my HDD cage counts as a Ghetto Mod too :D
Ingredients:
2x 92mm fangrill
8x screws
2x HDD
 
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I just turned the old sub/amp box part of my old logitech x-530 speakers into a seperate sub.I dl'd the specs for the amp chip(a tda7377 if anyone is interested) and figured out the connections.It seems to work fine,there is no hum when its on and it kicks some bass.I believe its 25-30 watts going to the sub speaker.

The amp has two of these devices inside it,configured as so-

Device 1-



Device 2-



The sub is using the bridged output ala device 2
 

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Well , here is what i've done on my comp as of now :-

My Config

Intel Core2Duo E4500@ 2200 MHz OC'd to 3150 MHz - using a TRUE for cooling
2GB Team Xtreme A2 DDR 800 - Old Celeron mounted with rubberbands for cooling
XFX 8600GT 540/700/1188 - OC'd to 900/940/1986 - HR-05 SLI mounted with zip ties for cooling
Gigabyte GA-X38-DS5 motherboard
1x 250GB Seagate HDD
1x 500GB WD HDD
2 DVD ROm drives

Here is what i've done so far :- AS one of the pushpins on the HR-05 SLI broke, i had put it away for a while and was running the 8600GT on a stock, lapped HS.....idle temp were 49C and max anywhere between 87-92C (too hot)

Since i managed to crash to mobo's in 2 weeks, and i had nothing better to do, i decided to mount the HR-05-SLI on the 8600GT......zip ties are beautiful :) . Had to wait another 2 days before i could check if my mod worked as i wanted or not....

before i go further, the max stable OC i could reach at this point was 725/900/1826 on the 8600GT and this was without any volt mod.

When i got the board, i was amazed at the drop in temps.....41C at idle and 61-62C when running 3Dmark or scanning for artifacts....

Looking at these temps, i finally though of doing the pencil mod for the 8600GT....the final results 900 core 940 memory 1986 shader :laugh: . 44C idle and 62-64C on load

Now i'm waiting for Solaris to help me through the mod of adding a VR :) ..... wanna clock the core at atleast 1GHz

I will post all the present and past snapshots later tonight when i'm home
 

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1Kurgan1

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Here's mine, well I made it, but it's in the gf's comp. When my old x1950 pro was on the outs and was overheating alot I needed a way to cool it. I then spotted a massive heatsinke above the videocard. So I grabbed a peice of cardboard traced the fan, then flipped it and traced inside cut the square out then the hole inside. Twisty tied the fan to the carboard colored the cardboard black so it didn't look so horrible like cardboard in a comp. Then grabbed a rubber band and attached it to the heatsink with a tab of cardboard I left sticking out a bit.

To this day it sits there, but is now above a 3870 :)





And yes cable management is setup horrid in that case, but I don't care to OC hers and I frequently use hers to test mine and other comps, so I just leave it that way :p
 
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Ha I love these kinda mods. I know ive done the same in the past. Keep them coming guys!
 
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Well , here is what i've done on my comp as of now :-

My Config

Intel Core2Duo E4500@ 2200 MHz OC'd to 3150 MHz - using a TRUE for cooling
2GB Team Xtreme A2 DDR 800 - Old Celeron mounted with rubberbands for cooling
XFX 8600GT 540/700/1188 - OC'd to 900/940/1986 - HR-05 SLI mounted with zip ties for cooling
Gigabyte GA-X38-DS5 motherboard
1x 250GB Seagate HDD
1x 500GB WD HDD
2 DVD ROm drives

Here is what i've done so far :- AS one of the pushpins on the HR-05 SLI broke, i had put it away for a while and was running the 8600GT on a stock, lapped HS.....idle temp were 49C and max anywhere between 87-92C (too hot)

Since i managed to crash to mobo's in 2 weeks, and i had nothing better to do, i decided to mount the HR-05-SLI on the 8600GT......zip ties are beautiful :) . Had to wait another 2 days before i could check if my mod worked as i wanted or not....

before i go further, the max stable OC i could reach at this point was 725/900/1826 on the 8600GT and this was without any volt mod.

When i got the board, i was amazed at the drop in temps.....41C at idle and 61-62C when running 3Dmark or scanning for artifacts....

Looking at these temps, i finally though of doing the pencil mod for the 8600GT....the final results 900 core 940 memory 1986 shader :laugh: . 44C idle and 62-64C on load

Now i'm waiting for Solaris to help me through the mod of adding a VR :) ..... wanna clock the core at atleast 1GHz

I will post all the present and past snapshots later tonight when i'm home

That made me lol :D Seriously, good ghetto modding there!
 
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lol that toilet roll cooler would look great with this rig

 
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On my old computer a used a link from a bicycle chain to secure the left side of my secondary hard drive. It worked very well;)

 
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I've screwed a fan from an OLD AMD 2200 heat sink onto my Asus HD4350 Graphics card :D

dropped the temps the idle and load temps by 10 c!
 
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Here is a real ghetto mod .


The fan on the NB ChipSet is super glued on !


Hole just drilled out .



Hacked out PCI slot metal strip to fit hose in !
 

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doesn't that say it all?
 

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doesn't that say it all?

LOL NOW that has to win Ghetto mod of the year ! now if you put that in a shopping cart it would be the ultimate ! :respect::respect:
 
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Ha funny, the card board box mod. I think someone did a pc in a shoe box a while ago.
 
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I've used black electricians tape to secure my mic onto my headset since the integrated one's on the way out.
 
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Edit: I have have a 90mm case fan attached to my Graphics card, has taken the idle temp down to 26c :D
 

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So, I nudged my computer with my leg and heard a fan hitting something. Went to look and it was my Xig. fan hitting my sound card... Due to the weight of the cooler, it was bowing and the fan was hitting the card.. So, took the Soundcard out, placed it up top, and did this for the help sake of the card.



It's two styrofoam that cover the molex connectors of a extension cable...
 

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looking at pics in my photobucket and i came across this It lowered temps by 10c :D

also found this it's an Asus Chilly vent LUX on a voltmodded 7900GS@1.5v :D the HSF is held on by zip ties :eek: 42c load :rockout:



overheating chipset? NO PROBLEM!!! my chipset was overheating when i was in a little overclocking contest on another forum so i had to take care of that.... it also took care of the ram cooling and gave the CPU more air
 
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P2 heat sink for my HDD motor.

 
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